Thursday, September 20, 2012

The 'Look' Challenge!

I was challenged by Christie Rich to find the first instance of the word "look" in my WIP and post the paragraph it's contained in and the surrounding paragraphs as an excerpt! I then have to challenge five other authors to do the same!

I think this print I did fits this post pretty well!

The word appeared sooner than I thought it would. It actually appeared in the first paragraph and then again in the fourth. So I've posted paragraphs one through six of Moonstone here, which incidentally happen to be some very interesting paragraphs. Enjoy!!

Moonstone: Mystic Stones Series #2

"Before the events of Obsidian, there were other incidents leading up to the satellite virus sent out on February 2, 2020. This love story is a behind-the-scenes look at what happened before the virus went live. It is a story of good and evil and the path to each. It begins about seven years before the virus was unleashed, on April 26, 2013.

Chapter 1


Dorin stood in line at the upscale hotel while two very busy front desk clerks tried to check in the waiting guests. He was fourth in line, and the woman who was second in line had caught his eye. She was thin with long blond hair, which was pulled back into a loose ponytail, and she had bright blue eyes. She was here on business judging from her black skirt and blouse. Finally, the man in front of Dorin doing a funny little dance lost his patience and walked towards the bathrooms.

That’s when Dorin first caught the intoxicating scent of the woman in black. Now third in line, he knew he had a limited amount of time to make conversation. He noticed she wore only one piece of jewelry. How could he not when its force was strongly pushing him away from her. It was a ring that would make it hard for him to get to her—not a wedding ring, but something much more ominous. She acted as if she didn’t know what it did. If she did know then she would have noticed him. Enlightened people always notice him. They usually say nothing since people would only laugh and call them crazy if they did say something.

“That’s a very unique ring you are wearing,” he stated. He was testing the limits. She looked up at him with her big blue eyes and smiled.

“Thank you, my grandmother gave it to me. She carved it herself from a seashell,” she replied.

He could feel its force even stronger now. Pushing him away. Not because she was afraid, but because he wanted to taste her blood and the vampire spirit inside of the ring knew it. The spirit was warning his subconscious mind to stay away, therefore physically pushing Dorin away from her. The fact that he couldn’t harm her because of his curse was the only reason he’d gotten this close to her to begin with. Dorin knew he wouldn’t stay away for long, but the ring would have to come off. The curse was only a small problem. Once she kissed him, she would be his."
Now for the five authors I pick:
A. E. Howard
Victoria H. Smith
Beck Sherman
Jaycee DeLorenzo
Becca J. Campbell

This was so much fun and I hope you guys take advantage of this creative way to reveal a little tidbit of your work!